04/19/15 10:51am

For our Sunday Roundup, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites in the Alexandria area to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

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04/19/15 10:14am

Celebrating Alexandria’s Democratic Candidates

Just came across this…

Tonight, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, the Alexandria Democratic Committee is holding the second annual ADC Straw Poll and Craft Beer Tasting Party at the Port City Brewing Company, located at 3950 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria.

Candidates include:

  • Primary for Mayor – Kerry Donley, Bill Euille, Allison Silberberg,
  • 45th District Delegate Primary – Larry Altenburg, Craig Fifer, Julie Jakopic, Mark Levine, Clarence Tong
  • 2015 City Council Nominees – Willie Bailey, John Chapman, Tim Lovain, Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg, Justin Wilson.
  • Other Democratic nominees looking for support are: Delegate Charniele Herring (46th), Senator Adam Ebbin (30th), Senator Dick Saslaw (35th), and Senator George Barker (39th).

Tickets: are $40 in advance, $45 at the door Tickets include Beer Tasting and Buffet.

For tickets and more information, click this link or email office@alexdems.org.

04/19/15 9:51am

Become a Red Brick Town Contributor by Taking Photos!

Here is our favorite new photo from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of the Alexandria, Virginia area.

Check out this photo of Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. You can see other Flickr submissions we have posted about at this link.

Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia area? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

04/19/15 8:55am

Celebrating Earth Day in Alexandria, Virginia
The first Earth Day started on April 22, 1970, and today more than 1 billion people worldwide participate in activities each year, making it one of the largest civic observances in the world.

So, be sure to mark your calendar for Alexandria Earth Day 2015! This year’s celebration will be held at Ben Brenman Park, located at 4800 Brenman Park Drive in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

This year’s theme is It’s Your Turn to Lead. The event will include educational exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages!

This year’s event will also feature the Upcycling Showcase, where students will showcase their creative interpretation of Earth day through literature, fashion, visual arts and performing arts.

DASH Bus is offering FREE rides on the AT 8 to the event. Click this link to print our your DASH Pass for Earth Day.

For more information on Earth Day in Alexandria, visit this link. To see photos from last year’s event, click this link.

04/19/15 7:50am

We have heard from several sources that the space housing Artfully Chocolate Bistro & Wine Bar is up for lease in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. We have confirmed that the space is up for lease.

We have reached out to the Artfully Chocolate owners to try and find out what is going on. We have been told by sources that an announcement on this is forthcoming.

Owner Eric Nelson was saddened by the events last December in which they could not reopen their Del Ray space. Are they moving back to Del Ray or closing altogether or are they simply re-negotiating the lease? So far, the owners aren’t saying and sources are being quite tight lipped about this.

Other sources have confirmed that the owners behind the very popular BBQ joint in the neighborhood, Sweet Fire Donna’s, have looked into possibly taking over the space which is located next door to their joint.

We’ve got our ears to the ground and as always, our readers will be the first to know.